REWORK – What do you do when …?
2 Guys on REWORK
by Jason Fried & David Hansson
The Guys get caught up in a relevant and timely discussion about best business practices in the new millennium…. REWORK. It really is imperative for business owners to not just think about what to do. They need to DECIDE and ACT… That makes so much sense, doesn’t it? Why does it not happen more often?
The authors of REWORK present some pleasant and unpleasant facts about what it takes to run a successful business in the 21st Century. You might recognize one of the products their company has on the market now… Basecamp. This book is by the founders of 27 Signals, software products. Their initial product was Basecamp; a less complicated way to manage projects and collaborate with your team and clients. The authors state they have something new to say about building, running and growing (or not growing) a business.
Ray and Zen, with their usual banter in between, talk seriously about the notions that drive business today. What are they? How are they accomplished? The material from the book, and Ray’s crib notes available below, fuels a great discussion that presents some pertinent and poignant points of order for the small business owner today, perhaps even for the larger concerns as well.
This book is not based on academic theories, but their actual experience. The authors are believers of some basic and very unique ideas. The book is interesting, and I have tried to capture some of their ideas. The book is broken down into short chapters and very short thoughts, concepts and discussion points.
The new reality… this is a different kind of business book. It is for hard-core entrepreneurs, Type A go-getters and for less intense small-business owners – people who may not be Type A but still have their business at the center of their lives. People who are looking for an edge that’ll help them do more, work smarter and kick ass. How is your business running now?
Today anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out or reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few bucks or even free. You don’t have to work long hours. 10-40 hours a week is plenty. In addition, you can work from home or collaborate with people you’ve never met who live thousands of miles away.
Tune in to the Guys for the usual bantering about business and make sure to look into the other shows we’ve produced, white papers we offer and Ray’s great crib notes on popular business books.
Thanks for listening and…